Free first course: The Magic Fairy
In this free course you help your child to have fun learning English and developing many useful skills: acting, painting, singing, prop making, costume designing and – most important – team building. She or he will learn English by having fun, dressing up and acting together in a play
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Description of each follow-up course
Learn English through Drama with your child
for elementary school students ages 6 to 12
Course 2: Winnie-the-Pooh
Children love stories.
Help and encourage your child to acquire many skills and succeed in life by learning English the easy and enjoyable way.
Acting Winnie-the Pooh is a wonderful way to learn English.
Pooh, Christopher Robin’s toy bear, has many adventures with his friends
Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Tigger
Learn some English yourself.
Cooperate with your child’s teacher.
All the family: Mum and Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, brothers,
sisters and friends can join in and help your child with the
Course 3: The girl Who Missed Christmas
(because she stayed in bed!)
By acting in this play your child will find it fun to learn English.
Help your child develop many skills useful in later life: acting, writing, drawing, painting, singing, music, prop making, costume designing and team building.
Help with homework – and learn some English yourself.
Say together the Phonics Practice.
Help your child to think of an ending to the play.
The course helps you with ideas.
Course 4: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
All the family: Mum and Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, brothers, sisters and friends can help your child.
Try with your child to say the Th sound.
Learn the names of shapes and colours.
Sing a lullaby together: Rock-a-bye Baby and the dwarf’s song: Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho.
Help your child to practice the part he or she would like to play.
Ask your child’s school to put on a production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Course 5: Presents from Heaven (the Asean play)
Help your child to learn about children from other countries.
English is the official language of the Association of South East Asian Nations.
Help your child to describe their feelings.
Ask your child to say in English what food he/she likes.
Help your child prepare the national costumes, props and flags for the play.
Read the play with your child and do all the actions.
Listen to the audio play reading to help you.
Identify the flags.
Course 6: The Ugly Duckling
Recite together the Beach Counting Song.
Sing together There once was an Ugly Duckling.
Look at a Disney cartoon together.
Help your child to paint flashcards.
Learn ordinal and cardinal numbers.
Help make movement and sound to create pictures in the listeners’ heads.
Practice different parts with your child so he/she can decide what they would like to play; and also help their friends.
Help your child to say and write what could happen to the ugly duckling.
Course 7: The Wise Little Girl,
a Russian folk tale
If you encourage your child and take an interest at home, you will greatly help him or her at school.
Sing about days of the week
and the months together.
Tell the time in English.
Choose and use prepositions.
Encourage your child to draw flashcards
and submit them to the website.
Help your child to write a few sentences in their own words
about The Wise Little Girl.
Course 8: The Birds Who Flew Beyond Time
or Sleeping Beauty
Or have fun with both plays.
Listen to the bird calls.
Let your child imitate them.
Help the school and your child to make bird costumes.
As a reward for joining English through Drama the script of The Birds Who Flew Beyond Time is free.
It has a beautiful message.
What parts would your child like to play in either play?
There is a longer version of Sleeping Beauty for secondary school children.
Course 9: The Story of the Birth of Jesus
This is the original Christmas story.
Sing The First Nowell,
a Christmas carol, with your child.
Learn about directions, transport and the weather.
Help your child to create or find music for the play.
Discuss with your child’s teacher,
whether your child should improvise and modify the dialogue.
This could give them confidence and spontaneity.
Their homework will be to write a few sentences about Christmas.
Help them with this.
Find out who was the first Father Christmas.
Course 10: Beauty and the Beast
Before having fun with a play, sing the song: Beauty and the Beast.
Help to create and float a map or letter in a bottle.
With your child learn comparatives, superlatives, pronunciations and frequency adverbs.
Decide together which words to emphasize.
Do a maths test.
In English pretend to shop or stay at a hotel together.
Would your child like to be the back or front of a horse?
Help to prepare costumes, props, backdrops, sound effects and music.
|We are building a page with advice on creating a stage play.
Encourage your child to submit their ideas and images to the English through Drama website
If they wish we shall add their names, school and / or country.
Our subscriptions give you access to current course documents and other related resources. Each course contains 8 – 10 modules and is available in alternative versions, tailored to the needs of parents or teachers.
$15 basic subscription
- For all 28 Parents’ Kindergarten, Elementary and Secondary Courses
- For all 28 Teachers’ Kindergarten, Elementary and Secondary Courses